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Deb Potter loves living in the digital age and thinks google and the internet are almost as important human achievements as vaccinations and the automatic washing machine.
When Deb first tried an Ebook she thought, 'Now stories don't always have to go from A to B.' She found herself thinking about interactive stories and wondering what would make a good one. Her first Ebook 'Once Upon An Island' took quite a while as she got feedback from kids about how they made choices and what they enjoyed in an interactive story, and she also read a lot of old-style books which got you to turn to a different page. The second book was very enjoyable to write 'In the Magician's House' was just a small part of a larger story she was writing but it captured her imagination and took over completely.
The third interactive book 'Pirate Island' was written with fellow kiwi, novelist Blair Polly. "Blair has a lifetime of sailing experience which I was keen to get into a book. This story has a lot of great detail about how things work which I always enjoy reading myself."
The two are currently collaborating on another novel and Deb is also writing a steam punk space story. "Steam punk is incredible fun. I'm having such a good time with the story I may never finish."
In her day job Deb works as a statistician. She has previously worked as a journalist, media skills tutor and when she was at university the first time round she shelved books at the public library to pay the rent.